Even if you decide to achieve your fitness goals and eat healthier, that doesn’t mean you have to completely give up indulging in a sweet treat every now and again. Sure, having a sugar-packed chocolate bar every day isn’t going to do you any favors if you’re trying to watch your diet, but cutting it out of your life completely can sometimes mean that you’re only going to end up craving it more.
Believe it or not, you can sometimes make little sweet treats quite a bit healthier by switching up the ingredients. While that doesn’t mean it’s going to be exactly the same as the original thing, you may find that you actually even prefer it. Little ingredient swaps actually can go a long way.
The main thing that catches people out when it comes to simple snacks is the amount of sugar that they contain. In some cases – brands will add extra sugar to their products just to try and make them taste better, but all it really does is make the product unhealthier. In this recipe, we’ve recreated peanut butter cookies without actually using processed peanut butter that contains artificial sweeteners and additives. Instead, we’ve revolved the recipe around making use of a natural peanut butter powder which only contains one ingredient! If you’re a fan of peanut butter snacks, but you’re watching your sugar intake at the same time, then this is the perfect recipe to try out!
Peanut butter powder has a lot of benefits and, while regular peanut butter can be good for getting in a quick dose of protein and fat, it can get in the way of your fitness goals if you consume too much of it. Peanut butter powder, however, contains fewer calories, provides energy, contains a much lower amount of fat and it’s much easier to mix into recipes or shakes.
For this recipe, we’ve decided to use Naked Nutrition’s Naked PB, which is an excellent substitute for processed peanut butter. Naked PB is made exclusively from peanuts that are grown on US farms and the peanuts are pressed to remove fat and oil. As well as having no artificial sweeteners or flavors, each batch is third-party tested for heavy metals. The only ingredient in Naked PB is peanuts – meaning that you’re getting completely pure peanut powder.
This recipe focuses on creating a new type of peanut butter cookies that are more health conscious but still pack a great flavor.
- ½ cup non-fat yogurt, unflavored
- 1 egg white
- 2 scoops of Naked PB
- 2 tbsps. of brown sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- Preheat the oven and grease a baking tray in preparation.
- Then, add the Naked PB, sugar, yogurt, and egg white to a large bowl. Mix the ingredients all together until a batter-like paste forms.
- Fold the oats into the mixture to evenly combine the ingredients.
- Place small teaspoon sized balls onto the baking tray, and then use a fork to flatten them down.
- Allow them to bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350F.
- Take them out of the oven, allow them to cool down, and enjoy!